How Star Wars films thematize their own irrelevance
Distraction is no longer a relief from tedium but its metronome
To live your best life in the moment, replace things with carefully staged images
Oppressive regimes don't impose a reality; they fracture it
Broadcasting on social media is less about communication than making you the audience to yourself
The idea that we can spend attention is a form of control
The desire for authenticity is a desire to disappear
The flourishing of fascism depends upon a sense of inevitability; Peter Frase’s Four Futures: Life After Capitalism summons the will and concentration to imagine differently.
Authenticity is internal to consumer culture, not the remnants of what preceded it.
Choosing brands helps us forget how we are addicted to fantasy
Using social media can be a masochistic means of escaping the self
Information overload is how social media becomes TV
Getting around to the impossible demand to act natural
Facebook Reactions saves users the trouble of having feelings
It's not monolithic
Other-directedness and self-absorption can be the same